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Concluding the Teacher Wellness Series: Moving Forward with Wellness

Last week I introduced the tenth practice in our Spring 2020 Teacher Wellness Blog Series. As we wrap up this series, let’s take a look at the benefits…

Jul 15, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #10: Inhabiting the Dignified Stance of “Adequate”

I have not felt like I have been able to be there for everyone in the way that they need. And I always questioned, am I doing enough?…

Jun 30, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #9: Attending to Our Feelings

I have an “emotion thesaurus” on my bookshelf that features 148 emotions, including information like physical signals, internal sensations, and mental responses associated with each. Our species is…

May 27, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #8: Reducing Stress Through Body Scanning

Quick question for you: Q     On a scale of 1–10, what’s your stress level right now? Turn to your imaginary or real partner! Let’s say 1 is “I…

May 19, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #7: Setting Intention and Letting Go of Results

The COVID-19 crisis threw our world into radical disarray. In response, each of us worked quickly to establish some semblance of new routines and norms for our teaching…

May 12, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice: Practicing Goodwill as Self-Care

If you’re feeling stressed or fatigued from the juggle of teaching and managing your own life and those of your loved ones, you can give yourself a boost by simply directing friendly thoughts toward others.

May 5, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #5: Dealing with Constant Change

The pandemic has thrust our world into a state of radical uncertainty. Every day brings new challenges, directives, forecasts. In the past week alone, what unexpected things happened…

Apr 28, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #4: Listening to Silence

The world has become remarkably still in the past several weeks, with shops, eateries, and sports arenas closed, streets deserted except for occasional walkers and runners, and fewer…

Apr 20, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #3: An Antidote to Just Muscling Through

We’re discovering anew each day how to navigate the rapids of this surreal and often overwhelming world health crisis. But wait! If I recall correctly, life in the…

Apr 13, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice #2: Engaging Wisely with News and Social Media

A teacher friend, hearing my plans for this post, commented, “I’m glad you’re not titling it something like ‘Abstaining from News and Social Media.’ I want help setting…

Apr 7, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Practice: Breathe … Keep Breathing

How might consciously focusing on the breath help replenish our mental and physical resources at a time when teachers need everything they’ve got?

Apr 1, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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Teacher Wellness Blog Series: An Introduction

Fellow educators, what a bizarre time we’re in. As the public health crisis has snowballed throughout the month of March, teachers are scrambling to figure out how to…

Mar 24, 2020  |  By Sarah Rosenthal
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